Kelly  Wiener
Vetted

Kelly Wiener

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
North Carolina Accepting Online
Vilas Accepting In-person
Updated June 3, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, teens and children navigate through life transitions, grief, trauma, anxiety and depression. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Appalachian State University and Master’s in Psychology from Antioch University Seattle. She uses a supportive nature-based therapy approach to increase communication, improve relationships, reduce symptoms and gain coping skills.

Nature-based therapy involves using nature as a partner in the therapeutic process. Sessions are held primarily outdoors at Bee Tree Ridge Farm to facilitate interaction with the natural world as a way of improving self-regulation of mental health symptoms. Sessions are unique and experiential. One session may be focused on finding a personal safe space in the forest, and another may be walking to a vista and practicing mindfulness strategies. Kelly will engage clients in specific nature-based activities to encourage self-discovery, stress reduction, emotional regulation and reflection.

Bee Tree Ridge Farm is located near Boone, NC. Kelly is available for in-person sessions at the Farm Monday through Friday. Kelly also offers online sessions in which nature-based activities can be incorporated.


Message to clients

I believe that all people have the capacity to improve their ability to cope with life’s challenges. I am ready to meet you where you are and encourage personal growth, healing and emotional well-being. I created Bee Tree Ridge Farm to be a place for people to connect with nature and find peace. Maybe life has become overwhelming and you need a reset. Therapy at the Farm is a time to relax and let go of the barriers that are stopping you from being your authentic self. Begin your therapeutic journey today, one step at a time.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $110 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $110

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 10-3
  • Wed 9-3
  • Thu 10-6
  • Fri 9-5
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Vilas practice
467 Laurel Branch Road, Vilas, North Carolina 28692
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 10-3
  • Wed 9-3
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Wake County , Counselor, 2000 - 2022

Antioch University Seattle, MA Psychology , 1998


Licensure

North Carolina: 3873


Languages

English